College students suffer more than 100 alcohol-related consequences, study finds:
Binge drinking among college students is a well-documented problem, but a new study has found that the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption are even more far-reaching than previously thought.
The study, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, surveyed nearly 2,000 college students and found that they experienced an average of 107 alcohol-related consequences over the course of a year. These consequences ranged from academic problems to relationship issues to health problems.
The most common consequences were academic problems, such as missing class, falling behind in class, or getting lower grades. Other top consequences included problems with roommates, arguments with friends, blackouts, and unprotected sex.
While the consequences of binge drinking are significant, they are often seen as a rite of passage for college students. However, the new study shows that the consequences can have a lasting impact on students’ lives.
Binge drinking is a serious problem on college campuses, and the new study highlights the need for interventions to help students reduce their alcohol consumption.
Despite public health efforts to curb college students’ drinking, a new study finds that they experience more than 100 alcohol-related consequences each year.
The findings, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, are based on a survey of 1,820 college students from 21 different campuses across the United States.
Of the students surveyed, 73% said they had experienced at least one alcohol-related Consequence in the past year. The most commonly reported consequences were hangovers (60%), missing class (34%), and doing poorly on exams or assignments (32%).
Other consequences included blacking out, getting injured, engaging in unprotected sex, and driving under the influence.
The study’s lead author, Aaron White, said the findings highlight the need for more effective prevention efforts.
“The high rates of consequences reported by college students in this study underscore the need for additional prevention efforts,” White said. “We need to do a better job of helping students manage their drinking and reduce the harm it can cause.”